#BANTEN Vacancy at USAID PRIORITAS - TTI Development Specialist

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TTI Development Specialist – Banten

ABOUT EDC

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Indonesia Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators, and Students Project (PRIORITAS) is a 5-year project (2012-2017) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The USAID PRIORITAS project in Indonesia focuses on capacity building and quality improvements for teacher training institutions (TTI) and pre-service teacher training providers. The USAID PRIORITAS will build the capacity of MONE, MORA and pre- and in-service teacher training organizations to coordinate; plan and train The USAID PRIORITAS will support teaching improvement at the primary and junior secondary level, especially in early grade reading (EGR), math and science.

The USAID PRIORITAS will strengthen provincial, district and local training for improved school governance and management of financial and human resources, so that these resources will directly support learning outcomes and will ensure that staff development can be sustained. The USAID PRIORITAS will work to strengthen TTI capacity through programs which address the needs of curriculum and course content, training lecturers in improved pedagogy and strengthening teacher practicum courses.

SUMMARY

The Teacher Training Institute (TTI) Development Specialist is responsible for the provincial co-ordination and implementation of activities under the PRIORITAS Component 1; Improved Teacher Training. The TTI Development Specialist will communicate regularly with university partners to ensure co-operation and active participation in all TTI project workshops and activities. He/she will ensure work plan activities are completed according to national and provincial schedules and with a focus on quality outcomes. The TTI Development Specialist will support university teams in the creation and adaption of quality training materials and curriculum resources for use in pre-service and in-service teacher training activities. The Specialist will oversee workshop training and activities associated with implementing improved curriculum content and practicum interventions which connect theory with practice. He/she will also contribute and participate in project in-service teacher training activities.

TTI Development Specialist reports to Teaching and Learning Advisor. This position is located in: Banten, Serang, Indonesia.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Under the overall direction of the Teaching and Learning Advisor, the TTI Development Specialist will undertake the following:
  • Provide leadership and oversight for the delivery of Component 1 activities, especially those related to Improved Teacher Training, and supervision of all EDC staff in the provincial office.
  • Exercise budgetary oversight and contractual compliance for Component 1 expenditures in the province;
  • Work to ensure seamless coordination and consistency with Components 2 and 3 policies, procedures, communications, and activities;
  • Coordinate strategic planning activities with provincial TTIs;
  • Work with TTI leaders in identifying professional development needs of TTI faculty and collaborate with PRIORITAS partners in shaping professional development activities;
  • Ensure a regular presence within TTIs and maintain ongoing contact with rectors, deans, and faculty to ensure effective communication of programs and outcomes;
  • Organize and implement provincial partner and consortia meetings twice per year to strengthen networking and professional development;
  • Design technical Terms of Reference for designated work plan activities. Assist Operations Managers to develop a workshop activity budget.
  • Identify and assist provincial TTI faculty who will participate in module development teams and in DBE 2 Refresher, PRIORITAS, and PRIORITAS Replication training teams;
  • Participate in MONE/MORA events relevant to shaping national policies and programs for in-service and pre-service education if requested;
  • Lead the process to identify TTI needs for facilities, equipment, and/or materials to be provided through PRIORITAS or leveraged through other sources;
  • Lead, in tandem with the Provincial Coordinator, other Component and district education specialists, the selection process of MONE and MORA model and lab schools in conformance with PRIORITAS selection criteria
  • Lead the implementation of training of best practice and lab schools as per work plan requirements;
  • Work with TTIs in shaping policies and procedures for the support for improved practicum receiving PRIORITAS support;
  • Work with the provincial M&E and Performance Evaluation specialist in data collection, analysis, and reporting for results and indicators pertinent to TTIs;
  • Collaborate with the Jakarta-based Communications team to gather information from TTI activities for PRIORITAS communications products;
  • Provide Monthly Activity Reports to Jakarta office
  • Complete any other tasks as requested and/or approved by the Teaching and Learning Advisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with 11-13 years related experience, or 
  • Master’s degree or equivalent with 7-8 years relevant experience;
  • Experience in managing educational activities, especially for teacher training;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in an international organization or agency;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while attending to details, follow through and efficiency;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Experience working with a USAID funded project is a plus;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in Bahasa Indonesian and English.
This is a local Banten, Serang, Indonesia position. The salary, currency and benefits (if applicable) follow EDC’s Indonesia policies and standards. There is no relocation available with this position

APPLICATION CONTACT AND DETAILS TO APPLY
Applicants should apply to prioritas-hire@edc.org not later than 26 September 2014
Materials s/he should include (CV or resume, recruiting contact (email/cell phone number).


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants must clearly list how s/he can be contacted. Three references are required and should be included in the CV.
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